consultant plastic surgeon
BM, BSc, PhD, FRCS(plast)
Mr Woollard practices in several of the most prestigious hospitals in London. He specialises in all aspects of aesthetic and general plastic surgery. He has a sub-specialist focus in nerve regeneration, facial reanimation and sarcoma reconstruction. His NHS practice includes the Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital, Stanmore where he provides soft tissue reconstruction for complex joint, sarcoma and spinal. Mr Woollard has co-founded a Sarcoma Service at the Lister Hospital, Chelsea Bridge, with Mr Arjun Shankar (hepatopancreatobiliary) and Mr Panos Gikas (Orthopaedics). In addition he provides soft-tissue reconstruction for the Foot and Ankle service at the Wellington Hospital, and the spinal surgeons at the Schoen Clinic.
He is a founding partner of “Relimb” with Mr Norbert Kang. Relimb offers a complete reconstruction service for amputees including osseo-integration (OI), Targeted Muscle Rein-nervation (TMR) and Regenerative Peripheral Nerve Interface (RPNI). Relimb has an international collaboration with Prof. Munjed Al-Muderis and The Osseointegration Group of Australia (OGAP) and the team regularly travels to Baghdad, Iraq as the plastic surgery contribution to their humanitarian mission there.
After leaving St Paul’s School he studied medicine at Southampton University (BM) and History of Medicine (BSc) at the Wellcome Institute and University College London. He then returned to London for basic surgical training, specialist registrar training in plastic surgery, and finally a microsurgical fellowship at the Queen Victoria Hospital in East Grinstead, home of the fabled Guinea Pig Club. He became a Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons of England in 2015 and entered the Specialist Register for Plastic Surgery the following year. He has been a consultant at the Royal Free London NHS Foundation Trust since 2016.
Mr Woollard has extensive experience in clinical research. His PhD research in nerve regeneration was completed under Professor JW Lichtman at the Centre for Brain Science in Harvard University. He has been awarded a Research Fellowship by the Royal College of Surgeons (2011) and the MRC (2003). He has received multiple prizes including the Patton-Masser from BAPRAS and the Stephan and Anna Galeski fellowship from the RCS, as well as grants from the Anton Jurgens and Roan Trusts. He is an Honary Lecturer at University College London and continues to have an active role in research focused on nerve and muscle regeneration including TMR and RPNI. He presents work at both national and international levels.
Mr Woollard is an active member of the British Association of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeons(BAPRAS) and British Aesthetic Association of Plastic Surgeons (BAAPS). He Co-chair of the Cosmetic Practice Standards Authority (CPSA) and a trustee of the Joint Council for Cosmetic Practice (JCCP). He is a specialist advisor for both the MHRA and NICE.
Please send all correspondence to:
Mr Alex Woollard
The Plastics Consulting Suite
212 Great Portland St